Imphal: Manipur footballer Konsham Chinglensana, who played in Indian national football team against Oman and United Arab Emirates at Dubai last month, was felicitated at Imphal Airport on Monday evening.
The tour to Dubai was a preparation for World Cup-Asian Cup qualifiers.
Chinglensana is the son of Konsham Amu Meitei and Konsham ongbi Memcha Leima from Churachandpur Khumujamba Meitei Leikai, Churachandpur district.
Huge number of people from different communities of Churachandpur were seen felicitating Chinglensana at the airport.
Chinglensana expressed his gratitude to the people of Manipur for felicitating him without considering the question of wining or losing in the match, He said such people’s will encourage him to perform better in future.
He said he will try to exhibit his performance better in the next future to bring fame not only for Manipur but also for the country.
Chinglensana took part as main squad in Indian squad in the friendly football match played between India and Oman on March 25. He was in substitution in the next match played between India and UAE on March 29.
The football match played between India and Oman ended draw by scoring 1 goal by each team. But India lost the next match 6-0.